Nevada Export Grants

Nevada Export Grant

Nevada Export Grant Programs are administered by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Export Grants seek to increase the number of eligible small business exporters, and to increase the volume of goods and services they export that are made and produced in Nevada. GOED offers support to small businesses through a series of programs that are run to create opportunities to increase export opportunities for small and medium enterprises. All grants are reimbursement-based and have a streamlined, five-step process.

Eligible Nevada small- and medium-sized business can participate in up to one Export Grant per federal fiscal year. Each program had its own eligible expenses and reimbursement criteria.

The Nevada Export Grant program is “Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.” For more information, please see the SBA State Trade Expansion Program.

ExportEd

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The Export Ed Grant is a reimbursement grant for participating in a partner export training program.

Total Award: Up to $2,500

Good for companies New-To-Exporting (NTE), Market Expansion (ME)

Applications for this grant are accepted on a rolling basis, at least 15 days before activity.

Eligible Costs:

New training programs are coming soon! Don’t see one that fits your company? Let us know if there is another training program that you’d like us to consider.

Ineligible Costs:

  • Travel and Accommodations

  • Any type of printing fees

  • Other direct costs not included in the service fee(s)

How it works:

  • 1. Apply for the ExportEd Grant and fill out all eligibility information (https://goed.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/NV-Export-Grant-Guidelines.pdf)

  • 2. Apply for a partner export program through the links above.

  • 3. After you receive an Award Contract from Nevada GOED, pay your invoice and submit applicable documentation for reimbursement

  • 4. Receive reimbursement for your export education program

  • 5. Keep in touch with Nevada GOED about your progress, feedback, and to find new opportunities!

Why this grant?

  • Companies that want to learn about exporting or utilize federal resources to expand their ability to research new markets, grow their global footprint, or make new clients can utilize ExportEd.

This grant is great for new exporters. Please explore the options in the partner programs and create a plan for implementation for the ONE opportunity that best suits your company’s need. Companies are more than welcome to complete several services or trainings, but only one service will be reimbursable through Nevada’s Export Grant program for up to $2,500. Applications for this grant are accepted on a rolling basis.

Nevada Goods

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The Nevada Goods Grant is a reimbursement grant for manufacturers of Nevada goods and products to exhibit at international trade shows.

Total Award: Up to $5,000
Good for companies: Market Expansion (ME)
Applications for this grant are accepted on a rolling basis, at least 30 days before activity.

Eligible Costs:

  • Booth Space Rental and Show Registration Fees

  • Booth Design & Construction

  • Rental of temporary booth displays (furniture, lighting, and audiovisual equipment)

Ineligible Costs:

  • Travel and Accommodations

  • Purchase of non-disposable furnishings, containers, supplies, etc.

  • Any type of printing fees

  • Any type of printing fees

How it works:

  • 1. Apply for the Nevada Goods Grant and fill out all eligibility information (imbedded application)

  • 2. Apply to be an exhibitor at an internationally-attended trade show.

  • 3. After you receive an Award Letter from Nevada GOED, pay your invoice and submit applicable documentation for reimbursement.

  • 4. Receive reimbursement for your trade mission attendance following the event.

  • 5. Keep in touch with Nevada GOED about your progress, feedback, and to find new opportunities!

Why this grant?

  • Your access to international companies and clients is improved when you can sell your product at an international forum or marketplace. Check out close-to-home international trade shows happening in Las Vegas through LVCVA’s Convention Calender.

This grant is for experienced exporters who are looking for new opportunities. Please explore relevant trade show opportunities and create a plan for implementation that best suits your company’s need. Companies are more than welcome to complete several trade show exhibitions, but only one event will be reimbursable through Nevada’s Export Grant program for up to $5,000.

Applications for this grant are accepted on a rolling basis.

Trade Mission Assistance Grant

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The Trade Mission Assistance Grant is for companies interested in attending a Nevada Trade Mission.

Total Award: Up to $6,000
Good for companies: Market Expansion (ME)

Eligible Costs:

Trade Mission Registration Cost (if applicable). Eligible Trade Missions currently available:

  • Montreal Trade Mission – March 25 – 26, 2024

  • o Target Industries: fintech, software/SAS, hospitality and tourism technology, and other related technology. o Application due by: 15 February 2024

  • Calgary Trade Mission – March 28 – 29, 2024

  • o Target Industries: N/A (agnostic) o Application due by: 15 February 2024

  • Seoul Trade Mission – May 21 – 22, 2024

  • o Target Industries: Natural resource technology, manufactured goods o Application due by: 21 March 2024

Keep up with our Trade Activities Page for more information on upcoming events

• Roundtrip Economy Class airfare to location of missions (if applicable)
• B2B activity required by trade mission attendance (if applicable)

Ineligible Costs:

  • Other Travel and Accommodations not listed above

  • Any type of printing fees

  • Other direct costs not included in the service fee(s)

How it works:

  • 1. Apply for the Trade Mission Assistance Grant and fill out all eligibility information (imbedded application)

  • 2. Submit the relevant interest questionnaire for the specific trade mission that you are applying to participate in. Please see a list of eligible trade activities here (goes to the trade activity page)

  • 3. After you receive an Award Letter from Nevada GOED, pay your invoice(s) and submit applicable documentation for reimbursement.

  • 4. Receive reimbursement for your trade mission attendance following the event.

  • 5. Keep in touch with Nevada GOED about your progress, feedback, and to find new opportunities!

Why this grant?

  • Your access to international companies and clients can be personalized through matchmaking services. These export missions will help companies become familiar with both international clients and government entities that can improve in-country relationship building.

This grant is for experienced exporters who are looking for new opportunities. Please explore trade mission opportunities and apply for ones that best suit your company’s need. Only one event will be reimbursable through Nevada’s Export Grant program for up to $6,000. Applications for this grant are accepted based on the date of the trade activity, and they will be competitively evaluated should the number of applications succeed the number of spots on the mission.

U.S. Commercial Service Assistance Grant

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The U.S. Commercial Service Grant is a reimbursement grant for
manufacturers of Nevada goods and products to exhibit at
international trade shows.

Total Award: Up to $2,500
Good for companies: New-To-Exporting (NTE), Market Expansion (ME)

Applications for this grant are accepted on a rolling basis, at least 15 days before activity.

Eligible Costs:

  • DOC Commercial Service program that grows export opportunities (full list per request)

  • Gold Key Services

  • Market intelligence: Customized Market Research, Initial Market Check

  • Matchmaking Services: International Partner

  • eCommerce Innovation Lab

  • Due Diligence on Foreign Parties

  • International Company Profile

  • In-Country Promotion of Products or Services

  • Featured U.S. Exporters Listing

  • RAISE (Rural America Intelligence Service for Exporters)

Ineligible Costs:

  • Travel and Accommodations

  • Purchase of non-disposable furnishings, containers, supplies, etc.

  • Any type of printing fees

  • Other direct costs not included in the service fee(s)

How it works:

  • 1. Apply for the US Commercial Service Assistance Grant and fill out all eligibility information (imbedded application)

  • 2. Apply for relevant Commercial Service products depending on the needs of your company through the network of US Commercial Service offices around the world.

  • 3. After you receive an Award Letter from Nevada GOED, pay your invoice and submit applicable documentation for reimbursement.

  • 4. Receive reimbursement for your trade mission attendance following the event.

  • 5. Keep in touch with Nevada GOED about your progress, feedback, and to find new opportunities!

Why this grant?

  • Your access to international companies and clients can be personalized through the unique resource programs with the US Commercial Service. These export-relevant services will help companies become familiar with federal resources that are equitable, easy-to-access, and relevant for your company and customers.

This grant is great for new exporters. Please explore trade mission opportunities and apply for ones that best suit your company’s needs. Please explore the options directly with your Commercial Service office. Companies are more than welcome to complete several services, but only one service invoice will be reimbursable through Nevada’s Export Grant program for up to $2,500. Applications for this grant are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Avrey Callis

Senior International Trade Manager